In May, 2018 IDC conducted a European study to assess how enterprise IT management and automation strategies are evolving due to the impact of cloud computing, DevOps, and digital transformation initiatives. This IDC InfoBrief summarises the key findings from this study with highlights from European respondents. 2018 marks an important phase in DevOps where EMEA businesses are moving beyond DevOps hype to becoming DevOps-native, and have the technologies and management in place to improve business speed and agility. DevOps ambitions are highest in the Benelux, Nordics, and Central Europe. Which countries are will truly have the highest performing organisations?